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Fourth Year Student Wins National Competition

May 8, 2013

Part-Time Evening architecture student, Patrick Barendt was recently informed that the AIAS Jury distinguished his submission, "A Living Community" as the winner of the "Unique Sensitivity to Site Opportunities Jury Award" in the Reinventing HOME competition. This national competition was sponsored by the American Institute of Architecture Students. Patrick was ably supported by his studio instructor, Adjunct Associate Professor David Ade, AIA, coordinator of the fourth year design studio.

As noted in Patrick's award letter:
This competition was designed to be a real challenge for competitors, and it proved to be this and more. Dozens of teams created inspiring homes for frail elders and the jury was humbled by many submissions we reviewed. Consequently, we struggled with selecting the best because there were so many deserving of honors. In the end, we chose two groups of winners: those designs which met all the competition requirements and went beyond, and those which deeply impressed the jury with creative and sensitive solutions to one or more competition challenge.